A Kenosha County correctional officer accused of smuggling cocaine into jail for an inmate is getting more time to hire a lawyer.
Devine Jackson, 24, is charged with four felonies, including misconduct in public office.
She is alleged to have taken money to deliver cocaine to Kenosha County Jail inmate Feeonquay Jenkins.
Jackson appeared in court for a preliminary hearing Thursday. But because she has not yet been able to hire an attorney, the court commissioner adjourned the hearing to give her more time.
According to the criminal complaint, Jackson smuggled cocaine into the jail in toothpaste tubes and passed them off to Jenkins, who had convinced her to provide the drugs in exchange for payment of $500 to $1,000 for each delivery.
The purchases were coordinated outside by a woman Jackson knew only as “Elaine” who was acting on behalf of Jenkins.
Jenkins is awaiting trial on charges of child enticement-sexual contact, first-degree child sexual assault-intercourse with person under the age of 16 with the use or threat of force or violence, 10 counts of felony bail jumping, and two counts of obstructing an officer.
He is also facing federal human trafficking charges.
Jackson is being held on $15,000 bond in the Walworth County Jail because of her ties in Kenosha.
She is next expected in court May 8 for a status conference.